Kindergarten Orientation

May 22nd, 2023|

McKinley Kindergarten Orientation Who: Families and students of incoming McKinley Kindergarteners (students do not need to be registered to attend)  What: Short FAQ session with Principal Michelle Nelson, meet Kindergarten and school staff and take a [...]

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March Newsletter

February 28th, 2023|

Here it is, the March Newsletter. Check it out for dates, updates, happening and more.  March Newsletter 

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Tips for staying healthy this winter season

January 3rd, 2023|

This winter, the whole Salem-Keizer community can work together to keep our schools, students and community safe and healthy. Remember to follow some simple precautions to prevent illness: Stay home when sick. Avoid contact [...]

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Think before you post

November 14th, 2022|

When schools receive hoax threats, rumors of threats, and when there is a spread of false information, learning environments are disrupted and and there is understandably increased fear in our community. Safety is our [...]

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Back to School 2022 Newsletter

August 19th, 2022|

This Back to School newsletter covers all the "nuts & bolts" of returning to school. It includes calendar items, PTC events and more.   Back to School 2022 Newsletter 

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Back to school 2022-23

August 17th, 2022|

School offices opening dates 2022-23 August 8: Elementary school offices open August 15: Middle school offices open Year round: High school offices open year round First day of school dates 2022-23 Grades 1-12 September 6: [...]

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2022-2023 School Supply Lists

June 21st, 2022|

McKinley School Supply lists by grade for 2022-23 school year.  2022-23 Kinder School Supply List 2022-23 First School Supply List 2022-23 Second School Supply List 2022-23 Third School Supply List 2022-23 Fourth School Supply List [...]

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Kindergarten Orientation

May 18th, 2022|

Kindergarten Orientation  Please join us at this special meeting for parents and kindergarten students. We will talk about what a typical day is like, tour the school and share some ways you can help prepare [...]

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Video: Different Choices, Always United

March 9th, 2022|

As we transition into optional face coverings, it's important to remember to be respectful of each other's choices. At Salem-Keizer Public Schools we may make different choices, be we are always united. [...]

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Face coverings optional effective March 12

March 4th, 2022|

​​As you likely know, there have been significant changes in recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oregon Health Authority, and Oregon Department of Education regarding face coverings in schools. We have carefully [...]

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February Newsletter

January 27th, 2022|

Here is the link to the latest newsletter. There is an important note from Mrs. Nelson included as well as dates to add to your calendar and PTC news. February McKinley Newsletter  

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January 2022 Newsletter

January 7th, 2022|

Here is the newest eddition to the McKinley Newsletter. You will find a note from the counselor, PTC news, and school and district updates. McKinley Newsletter 

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December Newsletter

December 2nd, 2021|

Hello McKinley Families, This most recent newsletter has information from our counselor, PTC, calendar items and more.  December Newsletter 

Construction is complete at McKinley

December 1st, 2021|

Dear Lions family, Bond funding provided some exciting improvements at McKinley Elementary School, which were completed over the summer! Thanks to voters around the district who approved the 2018 bond, more than $2 million was [...]

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November Newsletter

October 27th, 2021|

Hello McKinley Families, This newsletter is overflowing with information from our counselor, PTC, calendar items and more.  November Newsletter 

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October Newsletter

September 30th, 2021|

Hello McKinely Families, This newsletter is FILLED with information from our conselor, PTC, calendar items, health items, upcoming conferences and so much more!! Please check it out! October McKinley Newsletter  

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Welcome Video from Mrs. Nelson

September 3rd, 2021|

Hello McKinley Families, Here is a video from our Principal, Michelle Nelson about the start of this school year. Welcome Video   Jennifer Denny  |  Office Manager 503-399-3167

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McKinley Newsletter- Summer Edition

August 11th, 2021|

All you need to know to have a successful start to school this year is included in this edition of the McKinley Newsletter. Please take a few minutes to check it out. Summer Edition-McKinley Newsletter

Summer Reading OBOB Books

July 27th, 2021|

McKinley readers! Ready to get back to the Battle of the Books you know and love?  Ready to try it out for the first time? It’s time to get ready for 2021-2022 Battle of the [...]

Virtual Kindergarten Orientation

July 26th, 2021|

Hello New and Upcoming Kindergarten Families.  Welcome to McKinley! In lieu of an in-person spring Kindergarten Orientation, here is a WELCOME VIDEO with some helpful information from Mrs. Michelle Nelson, our Principal.  The orientation on [...]

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Family engagement nights August 4 and 6, 2021

July 22nd, 2021|

SKPS invites families to engage with district leaders on back-to-school planning for fall Chuukese | English | Marshallese | Russian | Spanish | Swahili Salem-Keizer Public Schools plans to provide full-time, in-person instruction for all students. [...]

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Grab-N-Go Meals information summer 2021

July 21st, 2021|

Summer Grab-N-Go Meals 2021 Summer Grab-N-Go Meals available through Friday, Sept. 3 The following sites will be serving summer Grab-N-Go meals to the community Monday - Friday between 11 a.m. - 1 [...]

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June Newsletter

May 27th, 2021|

So much in this newsletter including school supply lists for all grades and next year's school calendar. Check it out. McKinley June Newsletter

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May Newsletter

April 30th, 2021|

May's newsletter is so full of information. Dates to write on your calendar, a dress up day, pre-registration for next year and lots of things to do this summer. Check it all out. May Newsletter

Hybrid Learning Powerpoint Presentation

February 10th, 2021|

Hello McKinley Families, Mrs. Nelson has made a Powerpoint presentation to address what Hybrid learning will look like at McKinley. Please click this presentation here. Hybrid Powerpoint      Spanish Powerpoint Thank you to those [...]

McKinley bond construction update

December 8th, 2020|

December 2020 Voters passed a bond measure in 2018 to fund improvements across the entire district, including at McKinley Elementary School. Bond funding will support more than $2 million in renovations at McKinley to improve [...]

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December Newsletter

November 30th, 2020|

Highlights of what's inside this month's McKinley Messages Newsletter: Calendar or events: Last day of classes before Winter Break is December 18 -page 1 Grab & Go Meals: Change- McKinley will not have meals available during [...]

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Thank you Education Support Professionals!

November 18th, 2020|

It's Education Support Professionals Day! Administrators and teachers from across the district give a shoutout to the amazing Education Support Professionals in Salem-Keizer Public Schools. Thank you to all of our ESPs [...]

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November McKinley Messages

October 30th, 2020|

Highlights of what's inside this month's McKinley Messages Newsletter: Calendar or events: Special Note for Monday Nov 9th-YES there IS school and Wednesday Nov 11th, NO there in NOT school- Holiday. Grab & Go Meals: [...]

Student Rights Handbook 2020-21

September 30th, 2020|

Hello Families, Attached is the Student Rights Handbook 2020-21. This has been formerly referred to as the Parent Handbook in past years. Please review when you have a couple minutes.    

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October McKinley Messages

September 25th, 2020|

Hello Fall! Check out this month's newsletter to find...... a letter from our new Counselor, PTC events, Grab & Go daily menus, Battle of Books book list and more! This newletter information is for McKinley [...]

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Library Check Out

September 23rd, 2020|

You can checkout library books from McKinley by using our online catalog. You can find this here on the school website. The link is in two places: on the top menu bar under the School pulldown [...]

Kindergarten Orientation Recording

September 2nd, 2020|

Hello Kindergarten Families, Here is the recording that Mrs. Nelson did for Kindergarten Orientation. Hopefully it answers most of your questions. See you soon!

Kindergarten Orientation

August 26th, 2020|

Welcome to Kindergarten at McKinley! We would like to invite you to a virtual Kindergarten Orientation on September 1st at 5:30PM  via Zoom. This event will be hosted by our principal, Michelle Nelson and will [...]

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Pick up Dates and Times

August 24th, 2020| Time to Pick up your “Stuff & Things”  Please come to one of the sessions listed  below to pick up your items from last year and new workbooks and tools provided by the [...]

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Most Frequently Asked Q & A

August 19th, 2020|

Hello McKinley Families, Here is a video with Mrs. Tanikawa our Counselor and me, Mrs. Nelson, your Principal. This video addresses the most frequently asked questions that were submitted by you last week.  Thank you [...]

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September McKinley Messages

August 19th, 2020|

Welcome back to McKinley! We miss seeing you and are excited to get started this year even if it is not in person school. This year we will start with Comprehensive Distance Learning CDL for [...]

Welcome Back to McKinley 2020-2021!

August 12th, 2020|

Hello McKinley Families, Below is a video including information about the upcoming school year. In the video I refer to a question & answer video I will do next week. To do that I need [...]

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March McKinley Messages

February 28th, 2020|

Hi McKinley Friends and Families, Attached is your March newsletter filled with lots of information on what's going on at McKinley. Check out the calendar on page 1, PTC information on page 3 and so [...]

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February McKinley Messages

January 31st, 2020|

Hello McKinley Families, Attached is the February 2020 Newsletter. It is full of information. It includes a detailed calendar of all the events over the next few months. Please mark your calendar and join [...]

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Dec/Jan McKinley Messages 2019-20

November 26th, 2019|

Hello McKinley Families, Here is the December/January 2019-20 Newsletter. It is full of information. It includes a detailed calendar of all the events over the next few months. Please mark your calendar and join in! [...]

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June McKinley Messages

May 31st, 2019|

Open the June McKinley Messages attachment below to see all of the upcoming events happening at McKinley this Spring and Summer. Happy June!

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McKinley Auction Donation Form

April 2nd, 2019|

Greetings McKinley and Salem area community! On April 19th 2019, McKinley Parent Teacher Community will be hosting a Bingo Night and Silent Auction to raise funds for McKinley Elementary School’s educational programs and field trips. [...]

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Marion Co. Health & Human Services: No Confirmed Cases of Measles in Marion County | Servicios Humanos y de Salud del Condado de Marion: No se han presentado casos confirmados de sarampión en el Condado de Marion

January 30th, 2019|

Marion County Health & Human Services has asked us to share this information with you regarding a measles outbreak in Clark County, Washington. "Due to the current measles outbreak investigation in Clark County, Washington, we've received [...]

Donations for Auction Needed

January 23rd, 2019|

Greetings McKinley and Salem area community! On April 19th 2019, McKinley Parent Teacher Community will be hosting a Bingo Night and Silent Auction to raise funds for McKinley Elementary School’s educational programs and field trips. [...]

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About the Boundary Adjustment Process

January 17th, 2019|

The district has created resources to help explain the boundary adjustment process. If adopted by the Salem-Keizer School Board on February 12, the proposed boundary adjustments would go into effect in Fall 2019. Parents and [...]

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December McKinley Messages

November 30th, 2018|

Hi McKinley Families, So much happening in the next few weeks, including Winter programs. Please open the attachment, December McKinley Messages, to see a full list and details. Jennifer Denny, Office Manager    

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November McKinley Messages

October 26th, 2018|

Hi McKinley Families, Please take a few minutes to check out all the great things happening at McKinley in the upcoming weeks in the attached newsletter.  

Fun Run Schedule for Friday, October 5th

October 3rd, 2018|

Run Schedule for Fun Run Friday, October 5, 2018 Plan A, Outdoors on track: Time Teacher, Room Teacher, Room 9:05 Etchevers 1st Grade, Room 8 Leduc Gibson 1st Grade, Room 6 9:30 Philipek Kinder, Room [...]

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Every Day 24J

September 25th, 2018|

Missing a day or two of school may not seem like a big deal, but that time matters. If a student misses just two days of school a month, by the end of the [...]

McKinley Picture Day is September 21st

September 7th, 2018|

Picture day is quickly approaching. Pre-orders for picture packages may now be placed online at using your school's access key provided here MEETD8P3. Online pre-orders using your school's access key are available up to 4 [...]

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2018-19 School Supply Lists

June 20th, 2018|

2018-2019 McKinley School Supply Requested List **Grades K-4 share supplies in our rooms: please send these items unlabeled. Kindergarten (shared supplies) 1 folder, 2 pocket (preferably plastic) 2 packages [...]

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Salem-Keizer Public Schools to Offer Free Summer Meals

June 18th, 2018|

Meals are available for all children Each year, Salem-Keizer Public Schools participates in the Summer Meals Program, which provides free meals to all children ages 1-18, regardless of family income. Free summer meals will be [...]

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City of Salem Drinking Water Advisory Update

June 8th, 2018|

On Wednesday, June 6, the City of Salem issued a new advisory for vulnerable populations to not consume tap water due to algae blooms in the Detroit Reservoir. This advisory is expected to continue at [...]

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Salem-Keizer Budget Committee Approves $1.1 Billion 2018-19 Budget

May 23rd, 2018|

The school district’s budget includes bond funds and new revenue estimates from Oregon Department of Education The Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) Budget Committee tonight moved to recommend a budget totaling $1,147,797,142. The budget includes bond [...]

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Now Open – Registration For Jumpstart Kindergarten In Summer Of 2018

May 23rd, 2018|

Students entering kindergarten in many of our Title IA-funded elementary schools have the opportunity to attend a free kindergarten preparation program this summer called Jumpstart Kinder this summer. Jumpstart Kinder is August 6–10, 2018, from approximately [...]

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Salem-Keizer Voters Approve $619.7 Million School Bond

May 16th, 2018|

Bond dollars will relieve overcrowding and add science, vocational spaces and more Voters in Salem and Keizer have approved a $619.7 million bond measure referred to the May 15 ballot by the Salem-Keizer Public Schools [...]

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Lee Elementary Students Honored For Science Projects

March 22nd, 2018|

Two teams of students at Lee Elementary School won national recognition this month for science projects they've been working on since September. Both groups got Honorable Mentions in Toshiba's ExploraVision science competition. They were the only [...]

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Preschool Registration Begins in April

March 15th, 2018|

If your child will be three- or four-years-old on or before September 10, 2018, April is the time to register for preschool! Early Enrollment for Current Families April 4, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; [...]

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Kindergarten Registration Now Open For 2018-19

February 27th, 2018|

Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year opens on Tuesday, February 20! Often thought of as a transition year between home and school, kindergarten prepares your child for a successful academic career and is now [...]

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All Salem-Keizer Public Schools are Closed Thursday, Feb. 22

February 22nd, 2018|

Due to inclement weather, all Salem-Keizer Public Schools will be closed and all afternoon and evening activities are cancelled. All district offices will remain open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This snow day may [...]

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Proposed Elementary Math Adoption Curriculum Available For Review Until March 7, 2018

February 14th, 2018|

At its February 13 business meeting, the Salem-Keizer Board of Education heard the first reading of the recommended elementary math adoption curriculum, Ready Math, Publisher Curriculum Associates. The instruction materials are available for community/parent review [...]

Crossing Guards Needed for 2018-19 School Year

August 10th, 2017|

McKinley School is looking for permanent crossing guards for three 30-minute shifts, three in the morning, and one after school.  These are paid school district positions. Morning hours are 8:30-9:00 am; afternoon shift is 3:15-3:45 [...]